Connecting MB to TV

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Macnificant, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Macnificant macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    Is there a cable the can be used between my MacBook and TV. If I purchase a movie from ITunes etc.?
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    1. Which version of the MacBook do you have?
    2. What type of inputs does your TV have?

    Depending on those two questions, you will have your answer. Apple makes all sorts of adapters, but we can't say for sure which one you'd need without knowing some more information first.
  3. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
    My MacBook is the Blackbook from the previous release. About a year ago.
    I have a 50" Sony SXRD rear projection LCD.
    It has the following inputs:

    Inputs and Outputs
    Analog Audio Input(s) : 6 (1 Front/5 Rear)

    Audio Out (Variable/Fixed) : 1 (Rear)

    CableCARD™ Slot : 1 (Rear)

    Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr ) Input(s) : 2 (Rear)

    Composite Video Input(s) : 3 (1 Front/2 Rear)

    Control-S Input(s) : 1 (Rear)

    Control-S Output(s) : 1 (Rear)

    i.LINK® Connection : 3 (1 Front/2 Rear)

    Memory Stick® Media Slot : 1 (Front) - Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility

    RF Connection Input(s) : 2 (Rear)

    S-Video Input(s) : 3 (1 Front/2 Rear)

    PC Audio Input(s) : 1 (Rear)

    PC Video Input(s) : 1 (Rear)

    HDMI™ Connection(s) : 2 (Rear) - 1 rear input included L/R audio inputs

    Optical Audio Digital Output(s) : 1 (Rear) Dolby® Digital
  4. TyWahn macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2003
    I just did this today.
    Is your PC Video connection DVI or VGA?
  5. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2008
  6. johndavidwright macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2008
    ok i do this all the time with my tv and it works great. so you would need to get a mini dvi to dvi adapter from the apple store or best buy or somewhere and you would need a dvi cable to go from the adapter to the back of your tv. since dvi is only video (you might already know this) you need a 3.5mm stereo to rca cable for sound. and then go to the displays pane in system preferences and change anything for your tv that you would want to.
    good luck!

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